Welcome to Dragon Pass! In this rugged land of dragons, giants, and hill barbarians, cosmic war smolders. Generations of heroes have lived and died amid the rolling hills, Living mountains, and speaking forests. City walls built to shelter the innocent now protect plundering invaders, who fear the hostile hills and savage wilderness. Enemy priests and the servants of nature arm for war. Native clans chant songs of revenge and prepare to destroy the Imperial legions and their foreign gods. Woods, forests, and sacred groves prepare; cities, towns, and humble villages build up their defenses; rivers, creeks, and streams make ready, for it is the End of the World.
Every Landmark is a Story
The nearly 400 entries in Dragon Pass describe local features of nature, history, and legend, from Alda-chur to the Zoo. Here are places where prehistoric battles were fought and peace was made; where gods came to earth, and still visit; where spirits talked to people, and still speak.
Every Monument is a Myth
The large map that accompanies this book is the most detailed and accurate represemation ever made of Dragon Pass, from the the corrupt Upland Marsh to the dizzying heights of Kero Fin, Mother of Mountains. Altars, shrines, and sacred hilltops are gateways to other worlds; valleys and hills hide terrible secrets beyond the ken or man; the graves or heroes are sacred and haunted, and their ghoslS howl ror war. Ancient t.emples have been closed or destroyed, their roundations covered with ranes to roreign deilies. The gods themselves shout for justice.
Every Place is a Discovery
This book contains everything you need to know about Dragon Pass, from the cornfields of Tarsh to the corkscrew heights of Stormwalk Mountain. Details from previous publications are collected here, updated and expanded. Dozens of illustrations, eleven maps, and a brilliant poster illuminate and explore this ancient and wondrous land, where the forces of the Red Moon seek to bring stagnant order to the freedom-Ioving Heortlings.
- By Greg Stafford and Friends.
- Project manager: lan Cooper
- Compilation assistance: Jorg Baumgartner, Stephen Martin, and Peter Metcalfe
- Additional Material: Simon Bray, Nick Brooke and Steve Thomas, lan Cooper, Mark Galeotti, David Hall, Martin Hawley, John Hughes, Jeff Kyer, Martin Laurie, Peler Metcalfe, Jamie Revell, Roderick Robertson, Bryan Thexlon, and lan Thomson.
- Thanks also go to the legion of fans who have toiled over the years to explore the ancient land of Kerofinela, and to whom this book are dedicated.
- Cover Painting: Angelo Montanini
- Cover Design: Stephen Martin and Gavin Shaw.
- Maps and interior illustrations: Phil Anderson, Dan Barker, Simon Bray, Tanner Critz, William Church, Mark Galeotti, Martin Hawley, Shawn Klimek, Mariano Krasmanski, Guillermo Ortiz, Manod Magalhaes, Walter Moore, Duck Nicolson, Wesley Quadros, Markku Silvennoinen, and Darran Sims. Editing: Merlin Cox, Mark Galeotti, Stacy Forsythe.
- Layout: Stephen Martin.
- Rules: Issaries, Inc.
- Poster Map of Dragon Pass: Wesley Quadros, based on originals by Greg Stafford.
- Product Number ISS 1502
- ISBN 1-929052-18-9
- 72 pages, standard format, 11″ x 17″ full-color map
- published in cooperation by Issaries, Inc. and Steve Jackson Games Incorporated.
- Winner of the 2003 Pen & Paper Fan Award for Best Cartography.
- Welcome to Dragon Pass
- The Land
- History of Kerofinela
- Regions of Dragon Pass.
- The Grazelands
- Map of the Grazelands
- Map of Sartar Tribes.
- Map of Tarsh
- The Tarsh Exiles
- Where to Discover More
- Land of Thunder
- Map of the Bush Range
- Map of Cinsina Tribal Lands
- Map of Dangerford.
- Map of Geo’s Inns
- Map of the Harda Trail
- Diagram of a Hill Fort
- Map of Boldhome and Vicinity
- Map of the Upland Marsh
- Appendix: Kings of Dragon Pass
Dragon Pass – Corrections (2007)
Updated: 4 Apr 2007
- Page 1 The copyright notice is not complete. The illustration on page 5, by Markku Silvenoinen, was first published by The Unspoken Word, in Tarsh in Flames. The map on page 8, by Wesley Quadros, was first published by The Unspoken Word, in The Thieves’ Arm. They are reproduced in Dragon Pass with permission. The copyright still belongs to the creators.
- Page 19 Cut, the. This is a very steep valley, not a fjord.
- Page 28 Geo’s Inns, 2nd paragraph, 2nd sentence “No one who has not been there…”
- Page 38 Lookout Hill. Obviously, this is not a “Fertile valley” — it is a very high hill.
- Page 52 Stagland. Disputed tribal lands around the flood plains of the Heort Creek, a tributary of The Creek (D3). The Heort Creek is known to some people as the Wandel River.
- Page 54 The entry for Swanvale says “Valley of the Swan River (C3) See also Apple Lane, Swan.”, but the entry for Swan was cut in the editing process. This entry should read: Swan
- Village in the Swan Vale (C3)
- This village is the traditional stead of the Hiordings chieftain, and was the place where Hiord and Safeela raised their sons when they came to this land.
- Page 59 Vorda Hill, 3rd sentence, replace “Korda” with “Vorda”.
- Page 60 The entry for Whitewall incorrectly asserts that the Crimson Bat was present at the final Lunar assault on the city. Where the text reads “Ultimately, the dreaded Crimson Bat settled on the walls. Its defenders, forewarned, had fled…” replace it with the following: “At one point, even the dread Crimson Bat approached, but was driven off by valiant defenders. Ultimately, an awesome Lunar assault was begun. Its defenders, forewarned, had fled…” A corrected version of the page is now available.
- Page 72 Add “Solthon River A2-A3”.
- Page 72 Solthon Vale/Valley, should be “A2-A3, 6”. Color Map The scale on this map appears to be incorrect, due to inconsistencies in the source maps. Based on analysis of older maps, we believe that Dragon Pass is approximately 10% larger than this map would indicate.